For my last list I will do for the week I would like to give a shout out to my fellow blogging CP Kenny Conley. He has a great blog you should definitely check it out. His thoughts on ministry and life are very enlightening and entertaining. He came up with a fantastic list of blogs he reads on a regular basis. I found it enlightening. There were quite a few blogs I had never read before but will be in the future.
Here are some the blogs I read most often. I read tons so these are my greatest hits (no pun intended).
Church Marketing Sucks – Great blog that helps me not suck.
Church Relevance – Great blog about….well relevant issues facing the church and church leaders.
Swerve – Craig’s leadership insights are second to none.
Children’s Ministry 1234 – I love the way Rob’s mind works would love to meet him someday. I love how he uses culture as leverage to communicate the never changing truth of God’s word. Did I mention I love his CM website very cool stuff Rob keep rock’n the island.
Children’s Ministry and Culture – Larry has a great blog. I love how he incorporates articles that have to do with practical side of who kids are. Very informative and challenging stuff.
How to Change the world – Guy is a blogging genius.
Jim Wideman – What can I say. He is the godfather. Seriously I met Brother Jim once at a come spend a week with us conference, he is a great guy that is an inspiration to us all.
Kem Meyer – Love her funky creative perspective the church needs more people like her.
Karl Bastian – I have been so blessed by his website. I found it years ago pre subscription days. I find it encouraging, and a great hub for communication and information and just overall idea jump starting. Plus he hates the great satan Microsoft.
Lifehacker – Generally not a big fan of anything called hacker but I have learned tons of helpful stuff from this blog. My fav is how to link ical and gcal.
Seth’s Blog – Marketing Genius, his perspective is second to none. I would love to have coffee with Seth someday and pick his brain about church/non-profit marketing.
Techcrunch – Tech geek blog.
Thewayweseeit – Great blog. Great resources.
Tony Morgan – Has a pulse on where the church is at, plus he has hugged Andy Stanley.
Philvischer.com – Bob, Larry and Jellyfish
Jason Boucher – Another one of my creative, free thinking friends. Rock’n it in Canadian eh?
Mike Servello – My best friend. Great guy, excellent communicator. Has a flat out passion for reaching seekers. He is the reason why Uptown exists. I am grateful for his example. People say you are the reflection of the 5 closest people to you and I am blessed to call him one of my five.
Katya Andresen – Read her book. Loved her book so much I started reading her blog. Good stuff.
JustPudge.com – Pudge is a crazycoolfunnutsfreakyJesuslovingsuperkidguy. Love his insight.
Mark Schilling – Another one of my good friends. He is the youth pastor at our church. He has such a passion for this generation and is a fantastic speaker and is a very short list of the funniest people I know.
MattMckeelive.com – My fellow marketing loving, crappy sign hating, children’s pastor who sees the ministry through different eyes than most and I love that.
Phil Cooke – THe is a christian marketing guru and is coming to our church very soon. Can’t wait to meet him.
Scott Hodge – Has an amazing and inspiring story of how his church changed to become seeker obsessed. He is also a fellow lover of St. Arbucks.
[Kid Inspiration] – David and they guys at hillsong inspire me to take kids ministry to the next level. I can’t wait to one day see it for myself, I am just afraid I won’t want to leave.
jabberfrog.com – Gina has a great sense of humor and insight to multisite kids campus. Her stories about parenting help me feel normal.
cultivating Home – This a blog by a couple in our church. They are amazing great friends great servants, great parents.